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Utility-tarian Economics: Could conservation bankrupt the water service?

Early adopters of water meters are about to lose a significant advantage gained in 2010. Households that both installed the technology and managed to keep monthly usage below 30 cubic metres (30,000 litres), paid only 20 cents/m³ last year; that rate will jump to 52 cents/m³ this year, should the annual water rates bylaw pass...

No joy in Nakusp, but still plenty of pride

By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson DailyThere’s no joy today in Nakuspville. Or is there?Despite failing to make the top ten in the 2011 Kraft Hockeyville contest, there remains nothing but “pride” in the town of 1800.“(While) I’m a bit disappointed that we didn't make it farther in the end, (Kraft Hockeyville) brought the community out...

Tales & Legends of the Mountain Kingdom: The love and death of Father Pat

There are so many legendary personalities and characters in Rossland’s early history: it’s an amateur historian’s delight. A lot of the information makes great reading, especially when you get to fill in the blanks with your own imagination. One person who certainly deserves the title of “legend” in these parts is Rossland’s...

Local generosity challenges some myths about Canadian perceptions of poverty

Yesterday, the Salvation Army launched its new Dignity Project with an Angus Reid study it had commissioned about public perceptions of poverty in Canada. The research done by the famous pollsters revealed some interesting statistics and a few shocking myths, including the following:   Nearly 50 percent of Canadians feel that...

Ode to Pancake Tuesday

A recent conversation with my father went something like this:<?xml:namespace prefix = o /> Me: Dad! Guess what next Tuesday is? Dad: What? It’s the 8th. Me: Yes, but guess what day it is? Dad: What? Me: It’s Pancake Tuesday! Dad: So we’re having a dinner, then. Me: You bet!  Can you bring sausages or what? As I said ...

What is the state of Rossland's business community and how do we improve it? New project aims to answer questions

There is lots of talk and lots of assumptions as to what the trick (or tricks) to boosting business in Rossland might be. There’s a perceived need to both solidify existing businesses as well as attract new ones. With lots of ideas out there, the Rossland Chamber of Commerce is currently collaborating with the Sustainability...

Seedy people set to gather at Miners Hall

With all of the genetic engineering feats of late designed to boost agricultural production, one group of seedy locals will be getting together this weekend to prove that they can achieve better results--naturally. Rather than Frankenstein-like projects doing everything from merging trout genes with wheat to develop frost-resistant...

The changing face of schooling. Rosslanders hear from two successful small town K-12 school

On Tuesday evening, just over 80 people took to the RSS Gym bleachers for Round One of a scheduled two round fight this week to maintain K-12 education in Rossland. Local parents, teachers, residents and supporters as well as special guests from Kaslo and Crawford Bay schools were on hand to cheer on the efforts of the...

Rossland Lions Club once again supports local groups in their fundraising efforts

This week, Bruce Aldorfer presented a cheque for $250 to Camille Craig for the RSS Drama Club on behalf of the Rossland Lions Club. The students head to London England during spring break for a trip of a life time.While in London, the students will be taking in theater workshops, Les Miserables, museums, Camden Market and...

Fake fire at RSS

 When you hang around the school after the actual school day is done, you're bound to witness something happen! But it's usually not as... full of excitement as today. I was staying after school with some other students and Mr Vanness working on a new art project; as we were leaving the room, we saw students from the drama ...

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